This Patent Litigation course will cover major issues in a typical patent litigation from pre-suit evaluation through trial and appeal (time permitting). Students will be divided into two roughly equal groups, one representing the plaintiff (and patent owner), the other will represent the defendant. Students will develop a patent litigation between two fictional companies. The phases of litigation covered will include: pre-suit analysis, complaint/answer, early motion practice, discovery, claim construction, expert reports, pretrial/trial, and appeal. The course will also cover inter partes review and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. We will also discuss mediation and settlement.